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Planning and organisational skills help people prepare for situations and decide how to finish activities in the most efficient and effective way. These skills are often affected by a brain injury.
There are a collection of cognitive or thinking skills that are often discussed as a group and called 'executive functions' or 'higher level thinking skills'. These skills include planning and organisation.
Difficulties with organisation and planning skills, as well as other cognitive difficulties, are formally identified by a neuropsychological assessment. A neuropsychologist and cognitive therapist can help put together compensatory and management strategies that are
suitable for each individual child and their particular cognitive strengths and weaknesses.
Developed by The Royal Children's Hospital Paediatric Rehabilitation Service based on information from the Brain Injury Service at The Children's Hospital Westmead. We acknowledge the input of RCH consumers and carers.
Reviewed August 2020.
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